Well, I've finally caved and ordered the Fainting Sofa Blazer from Anthropologie. As I mentioned in a previous post, this blazer was not available in any of the Anthropologie stores in my area.
It was delivered today. So, I open the box and, surprise surprise, the first thing I notice is that the buttons are different from the picture on Anthropologie.com.
This is the second time this has happened to me with Anthropologie items and it's really starting to piss me off. Why can't Anthropologie get their act together and make sure the pictures on their website are a true representation of the products they're selling?
I'm sure some people would not mind the floral buttons, but to me personally they look a bit juvenile.
I also have a difficult time actually getting them into the button holes; it's a very tight fit and I feel like the button holes are stretching every time I try to button up the blazer.
Aside from the buttons, I have very mixed feelings about this blazer. I like the color very much and the silk applique adds a unique touch. The lining is pretty in swiss dots and there's a little applique under the tag. Not that anyone ever sees it, but I like knowing it's there. I'm still weirded out about the sleeves though. Something about the poofy shape does not sit
well with me. It makes me feel kinda butch. Also, the
blazer fits me OK in the front, but the back is loose. It doesn't seem to be tailored too well. If I would have gotten a smaller size, I wouldn't have been able to button it up.
Also, the little paper pouch that holds the spare button came torn and scotch taped back together. This makes me think the blazer was previously purchased and returned. Now I might be wrong, but it seems to me that nice stores usually don't resell returned merchandise at original prices. Shameless! How am I supposed to feel knowing I got someone's discarded jacket?
I haven't yet made up my mind whether I will be keeping or returning the fainting sofa blazer. Here are some picture of me wearing it. What do you think?